A mystery of ancient Ireland. Sister Fidelma has been given devastating news: Her companion Brother Eadulf is under arrest in the neighboring kingdom of Laigin, charged with the murder of a young girl. By the time Sister Fidlema arrives at his side, Eadulf has been tried and found guilty--and faces execution in twenty-four hours.
Another wonderful mystery, filled with history!
Sister Fidelma has been given devastating news: Her companion Brother Eadulf is under arrest in the neighboring kingdom of Laigin, charged with the murder of a young girl. By the time Sister Fidelma arrives at his side, Eadulf has been tried and found guilty -- and faces execution in twenty-four hours. Convinced of his innocence, Fidelma must quickly gather evidence worthy of an appeal. But facing a king determined to make an example of Eadulf and an old adversary of her own, she soon realizes that behind the heinous crime is a shocking conspiracy that only she can stop before time runs out for her beloved friend.
Yet another Sister Fedelma whodunit along w/ her companion Brother Eadulf who is under arrest !!!
Joanne from Oregon
Sister Fidelma has been called back home from her pilgrimage by a frantic note from her brother the king that her friend Brother Eadulf has been accused of the rape and murder of a young novice. Rushing back to defend him in court, Fidelma is shocked to find that he has been tried, convicted and sentenced to be executed within 24 hours under the Roman penitential laws, which have been adopted by the neighboring kingdom whose king is at odds with her brother, in defiance of the Irish common laws. Now Fidelma must find evidence for a stay of execution, which she hopes will give her time to investigate more. What she finds is a web of deceit and evil hanging over the abbey, at the center of which is an autocratic abbess who is a close friend of Bishop Forbassach, an old nemesis of Fidelma's and the judge who had convicted Eadulf. This volume is considerably darker and more suspenseful and convoluted than previous installments in the series, and within its tangled threads is woven age-old arguments for and against capital punishment. Another excellent addition to the series!
pretty good mystery series featuring "Sister Fidelma" as the detective who filters through the lies and cover-ups in each case to find the truth.
Excellent Sister Fidelma dalaigh 650 AD Ireland